Lake Travis Wine Trader

Lake Travis Wine Trader & Then

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In order preference.
1. ‘01 Dom Tollot-Beaut Chorey CDBeaune $23 A +8 *** 040206
2. ‘03 Hauts Chassis Crozes-Hermitage $30 A -8 **
3. ‘99 Brusset Haut Montmirail Gigondas $45 A -15 *
4. ‘02 Clos le Vigneau Vouvray $19 A = *
5. ‘05 Delaille Cheverny $14 A +3 *
6. ‘04 Lange Pinot Gris $13 B+ -2

A brilliant Sunday late afternoon, out on the patio, at Lake Travis Wine Trader

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Pooky Sabado

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In order preference.
1. ‘03 Las Rocas Garnacha Old Vines $12 A +4 ** 040106
2. ‘05 Loimer Gruner Veltliner Lois $13 A- = *
3. ‘03 LeSec CDR Beaumes $16 A- -2
4. ‘04 Baroli Dolcetto d’Alba Madonna di Como $13 A- = *

 

 

Cristom with John D’Anna

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In order preference.
1. ‘01 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie $49 A+ +5 ** 033006
2. ‘01 Cristom Pinot Noir Louise $49 A -5
3. ‘03 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie $49 A -9 *
4. ‘03 Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen $49 A -21
5. ‘03 Cristom Syrah Estate $26 A -4 *
6. ‘03 Cristom Pinot Noir Jefferson Cuvee $30 A- -14

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Rosenblum with Kent Rosenblum

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In order preference.
1. ‘03 Rosenblum Zin Lyons $43 A+ -1 ** 033006
2.

‘04 Rosenblum Petite Sirah Pickett Rd

$27 A -5 ***
3. ‘03 Rosenblum Syrah Base Camp $20 A+ +4 **
4. ‘04 Rosenblum Syrah Rominger $27 A -1
5. ‘04 Rosenblum Syrah Vintners $13 A +3 *
6. ‘04 Rosenblum Petite Sirah Heritage $21 A +11 *
7. ‘04

Rosenblum
Zin
App
Series
San Francisco
Bay $20 A- -6
8. ‘nv Rosenblum Desiree Chocolate $21 A +1 *
9. ‘04 Rosenblum Ch La Paws Rouge $15 A- -3
10. ‘04 Rosenblum Zin App Series Paso Robles $20 B+ -9
11. ‘04 Rosenblum Ch La Paws Blanc $15 A -4
12. ‘nv Rosenblum Zin Vintners XXVIII $11 A- -2
13. ‘nv Rosenblum Vintner’s Blanc $11 A- -2
14. ‘05 Rosenblum Kathy’s Viognier $17 A -6

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Gigondas a Deux

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In order preference.
1. ‘01 Dom de La Tourade Gigondas $25 A- -8 033006
2. ‘01 Cessile Chassagne Gigondas $23 B -13

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The Austin Wine Market

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The
Austin wine market has been travelling through an identity crisis for the past 2-3 years. Only 4 years ago there were several retailers where one could purchase serious collectible treats and jewels. Now, there are maybe 3 places. The city has been overtaken by a liquor store monopoly (44 stores), Costco, Target, World Market and there are more in the works. Don’t get me wrong. I love being able to find wine-jewels at Costco at a fraction of what I would pay somewhere else. My issue is that the fine-wine market has become a market of nothing. More and more, the treats and age-worthy collectibles that you can find in other metropolitan cities are not found here. And, as a wine community, we don’t even see this happening! I realize this is a trend everywhere, but it is hitting hard in
Austin. I enjoy shopping online, but I miss being able to shop my local shop and discover epiphanies…

Dallas/Fort-Worth based Majestic is moving to town with 3 stores. Talks of
Houston’s low-cost
Specs, which have always been on the table, seem to be coming to fruition? 3 new Vino 100 stores (more on the way), with over-priced “unknown wines” set to rip the unsuspecting customer off. Wal-Mart’s new philosophy towards the rewards of wine is spreading, too.

The new Wal-Mart supercenter in Plano, near
Dallas, will carry more upscale items, including 1,200 types of wine. The success of Costco and Target selling wines is bleeding into competition. The lack of experienced winestaff, combined with low-margins, allows them to continue pulling sales from other stores. In the
Austin market, for instance, the wine-talent has seriously waned in the past 2-3 years.

For the most part,
Austin is not a collector’s market. It’s about youth and turnover.
But for what’s out there, the jewels for winestaff and selection are
Central Market Westgate, Grapevine Market, Austin Wine Merchant, Lake Travis Wine Trader, Wiggy’s, and 3 or 4 of the Twin Liquors. Given the amount of wine-savvy folks in
Austin, we could use some passion-tweaking.

 

 

March 29, 2006

Le Week-end Des Grands Amateurs 2006

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Bordeaux, France.
Weekend of May 6th & 7th, 2006.

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux invites you to spend a weekend meeting the men and women behind the great wines of
Bordeaux. An exceptional event: the great growths will provide a warm welcome to Grands Amateurs, offering them the opportunity to taste «just like the experts».

Meeting the people behind the wine: this weekend offers an ideal occasion to discuss with representatives of the famous châteaux of
Bordeaux in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

A treat for the senses: discover new taste sensations and share in the mystery of
Bordeaux. A trip combining tradition and modernity: become acquainted with the expertise and quest for excellence that have always been a feature of
Bordeaux.
(inspired by
Vinography)(taken from the following website)

Les Week-end Des Grands Amateurs Website

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Pepper Bridge with Ray Goff

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In order preference.
1. ‘02

Pepper
Bridge Cab Sauv $55 A +9 * 032906
2. ‘03

Pepper
Bridge Merlot $44 A -8

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Italian Boot and Provencial

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In order preference.
1. ‘03 Les Baux du Provence Mas de Dame $17 A -4 032906
2. ‘04 Tormaresca Chard
Puglia $10 A- = *
3. ‘01 Tormaresca Negroamaro/Cab $10 B -2

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Foreordination

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 Riefle Pinot Gris Classique $24 A- -8 032906
2. ‘04 Riefle Pinot Blanc Classique $20 A- -6
3. ‘03 Italo Cescon Merlot Piave $14 A- -3 *
4. ‘03 Cecile Chassagne CDR Segurat $13 B+ -2
5. ‘04 Fundacion de Mendoza Tempranillo $11 B+ -3
6. ‘01 Vega Esteban Tempranillo Crianza $12 B- -4

 

 

March 29, 2006

Virtuoso Drips.

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 La Vis Morellino di Scansano $17 A- -4 032806
2. ‘04
Rosario TM Tinto Ribera del Duero Torremoron $10 A- = *
3. ‘05 Crios Rose of Malbec $11 A- = *
4. ‘04 Quadri Chard Venezie $8 B+ +1
5. ‘04 Di Leonardo Pinot Grigio $13 B+ -4

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Dark Horse with Michael Loykasek

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 Dark Horse Syrah RR $32 A- -19 032806
2. ‘03 Dark Horse Zin Dry Ck $32 B+ -19

 

 

March 28, 2006

Bandol Reverence

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In the far south east of France lies what many consider the most serious wine of
Provence. There lies the Mourvedre-heavy, multi-layered, and dense Bandol.

My first full-frontal showdown with Bandol was in 1998.
It was love at first sight. It’s no surprise given my intense hanky-panky with Cornas and Hermitage at the time. I consider both serious epicurean camarades to Bandol.

Typically blended with Grenache, Cinsaut, Syrah, and Carignan, but made up of at least 50% Mourvedre, Bandol is an unique bird. Usually overshadowed by the comparatively pricey local roses, this little resort town wine from the
Mediterranean is home to where Mourvedre can actually ripen into thick-skinned and gamey yumminess. Although California and Australia (Mataro) produce Mourvedre, France and
Spain (Monastrell) are where it succeeds and actually has character. Though, Bandol is the true gamey-Haven.

Bandol can be the perfect complement to food or a sincere conversation companion. The important part is that the true ‘change-your-life’ nourishment comes from inside the bottle! Unfortunately, few producers are available in the
United States. The easiest to find are Domaine Tempier and Bastide Blanche. I’d keep your eye out for Pradeaux, La Rouviere, and occasionally Domaine de Fregate.

‘02 Dom Tempier Bandol $35 A+ -3 ****

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Tiptoast

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In order preference.
1. ‘00 Foradori Teroldego $18 A- -2 * 032506
2. ‘04 Caro Amancaya Malbec/Merl $13 B+ =
3. ‘99 J Vidal Fleury CDR $10 B+ -1
4. ‘04 Shoofly
Shiraz $12 B+ -3
5. ‘04 Carlos Pulenta Vistalba Malbec/Merl $11 B+ -1
6. ‘00 Cantina Vini Tipici dell’Aretino Chianti Rsv Fonterosso $13 B -4
7. ‘01 Gruet Pinot Noir $18 B -11

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March 27, 2006

Woodchip Handclappin’

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Oak barrels are obsolete, according to US vinters, who say aging wine in metal tanks with pieces of oak thrown in costs less and tastes just as good.

Braving the stigma of being branded “voodoo vintners” by traditionalists, oak alternative vinters have produced award-winning wines at bargain prices.

“The proof is in the pudding,” said Jeff Runquist, wine maker at McManis Family Vineyards in the northern California town of
Ripon. “Put the wine in your mouth and tell me whether the oak you taste came from a barrel or from chips.” “I’ll be damned if anyone could walk in here and tell the difference.”

Rows of insulated stainless steel tanks, each holding the equivalent of 300 barrels of wine, towered in rows on thick concrete slabs at the McManis winery. Strips of French oak hung in some tanks, while nylon mesh ‘tea bags’ of oak cubes steeped in others, bringing the wood to the wine instead of the wine to the wood.

If the wine contained in the 162 tanks were in barrels, the winery would need several acres (hectares ) of warehouse space and plenty more workers, said associate wine maker Mike Robustelli. “We feel that we can take better care of the wine in here than in barrels,” Robustelli said. “It also lets me be more creative. After all, wine making is an art.”

Coopers toast oak alternatives to suit vintners that can then put it in tanks to impart flavor-shaping tannins and oils to thousands of gallons of wine at once, Robustelli said. While US oak barrels in California typically cost 250 dollars (US) and French oak barrels 650 dollars, alternatives can mimic the effect for a mere 1.10 dollars, according to Todd Nathan, vice president of Oak Chip Inc. in the city of Piketon, Ohio.

“It didn’t take long for the bean counters to figure out that was the way to go,” Nathan told AFP. “We are trying to put the barrel guys out of business.” Oak Chip Inc. sold approximately five million pounds of oak in chip or other forms to the wine industry in 2005, according to Nathan.
“Every major winery in the world is using alternatives in some form or fashion, there is no doubt about that or I wouldn’t be in business,” Nathan said. “There is not a continent I don’t hit with them.”

Even in France, where oak alternatives have been decried as blasphemous, vintners add wood blocks to wine under the pretense of weighing down sediment or filtering, according to Alicia McBride of Sonoma Valley company Innerstave, an oak-alternative company which claimed to have pioneered the method in 1979.

“Tradition runs so deep in wine that it is difficult for wine makers to go around telling people they didn’t use barrels,” McBride said. McBride stressed that she sells flavor, not oak. “I’m not a wood house; I’m a flavor house,” McBride said. “It just so happens my flavor gets into the wine through the wood.” “We have vanilla, caramel, chocolate, creme Brule, coffee, mocha . . . and that warm spread on your tongue.”

Oak alternatives are common in wines in the 10-dollar price range, but have been used to craft vintages selling at 100-dollars a bottle, McBride said. Runquist is convinced that barrels are becoming obsolete. “Years ago, you’d be leery about explaining your use of oak alternatives, but you get older and decide life is too short to live a lie,” said Runquist, who has made wine for 30 years. “You want to call me a cheater, fine,” he said. “I say let the marketplace decide.”

McManis produced more than two million gallons last year, making its own wine as well as supplying vintages for labels in several European countries and the
Philippines, Robustelli said. McManis was recently contracted to provide wine for store brand labels belonging to two major British supermarket chains, according to Robustelli. “They may call it voodoo wine making,” said Robustelli. “But it’s terrific wine.” — AFP
from TODAY online.com (3/28)

Chompy Chapter Changer

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In order preference.
1. ‘93 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco $100 A+ = ** 032406
2. ‘90 Giacosa Barbaresco $335 A+ -260 ***
3. ‘03 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco $23 A +7 **
4. ‘97 Phelps Insignia $200 A+ -120 *
5. ‘00 Clos du Caillou CDR Tres VV $30 A -8 *
6. ‘02 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Knox Alex $42 A+ -13 **
7. ‘nv Taittinger Brut $40 A +6 **
8. ‘03 d’Arenberg Shiraz Dead Arm $68 A -42 *
9. ‘02 Cain Concept $42 A- -23
10. ‘02 Diochon Moulin-a-Vent $23 A- -11
11. ‘03 Michel Colin Deleger Chassagne-Montrachet Chaumes $100 A -40
12. ‘04 Kermit Lynch CDR (soapmaster) $14 A- -2
13. ‘02 Dom Carneros Brut $26 A- -4
14. ‘00 Viansa Sempre Avanti $32 B+ -18
15. ‘02 Pecota Syrah $20 A- -11
16. ‘96 Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga $55 B- -44 (gone)
17. ‘99 Seghesio Blend Celestino blend $20 B- -11
18. ‘nv Taittinger Brut $40 corked

 

 

Winelinks 032306

 

 

March 23, 2006

Perfect Evening at Mirabelle.

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Wine…In order preference.
1. ‘02 Dom Tempier Bandol $35 A+ -3 **** 032306
2. ‘04 Torbreck Shiraz Woodcutter’s $24 A +2 ****
3. ‘04 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco $14 A +2 **
4. ‘nv Aneri Prosecco $18 A- -2 *

Mirabelle Restaurant

 

 

March 23, 2006

Grateful Palate with Matt Brown

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 Hare’s Chase Red Blend $15 A +4 *** 032306
2. ‘02 Betts & Scholl Grenache $26 A- -10
3. ‘04 Kalleske Clarry’s White $18 A- -5
4. ‘04 Majella Cab/Shiraz Musician $17 A- -5
5. ‘03 Paringa
Shiraz $10 B+ = *
6. ‘04 Marquis Philips
Shiraz $15 B+ -3
7. ‘04 Hobbs Frontignac dessert $23 A- -7
8. ‘03 Ashton Hills Riesling $17 B -7

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Fleischer Int’l with Robert Fleischer

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 La Pisara Negroamaro $9 A- = * 032306
2. ‘04 Santa Sofia Valpolicella $15 A- -3 *
3. ‘04 Principe di Corleone Nero d’Avola Narciso $12 A- -2 *
4. ‘04 Il Vino del Lunedi Chard $9 A- +1 *
5. ‘96 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino $31 B+ -9
6. ‘04 La Pisara Salice Salento $11 B -4
7. ‘03 Pietrafitta Vernaccia di Gimignano $13 B+ -1

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Drifting to a Clear Comfort

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The night’s early hours seemed to forecast doom. Pretensions were abound and the constant up-sells were helping the Melting Pot lose credibility. I wondered if this location had opened its doors for the first time that morning, but later discovered they were into their first ½ year stretch.

After reservations were delayed for 20 minutes and a move to our 2nd table, we were seated in the bar area (basically onstage with no privacy-“I forgot my ukulele at home”) with 1 burner to serve our food-heating needs (“Nobody brought an extra camping stove, either”). We needed a 2-burner table. Upon reaching our 3rd table in half an hour, we seem to be planted. A sip into the 2001 Norton Malbec (winelist needs crucial love and help), the night finally began to sail.

I had spotted the 2001 Gardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape on the wine list to keep in mind for the evolving arsenal, so the evening could only get better. Our waiter eventually calmed down, found his groove, and let us just ‘be’. Great conversation proceeded to drive our meal. Talks of San Francisco and
Missoula. Talks of life in general. In the fondue-ring, we had the battle of the meats versus the fish. I wasn’t sure how we would all move from the cheese course to the salad to the fondue-ring, as we all seemed to fill-up, but we were all strong. We knew we could do it.

As the early part of the evening drifted from our minds, it became a good night. We were celebrating the birth of a life. We were celebrating proposed matrimony. I always find the focus of food, wine, and conversation to be clear, when left to its own accord, in a simple and warm way.

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March 22, 2006

Cotes du Coeur 2006

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International Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner

Benefitting the American Heart Association.
Presented by Presbyterian Healthcare System
And Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Saturday, May 13, 2006.
Hyatt Regency Dallas at
Reunion.
Dallas, Texas

Wineries.
Bell Wine Cellars
D’Arenberg
Egelhoff Wines
Fielding Hills Winery
Fisher Vineyards
Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards
Goldschmidt Vineyards
Grgich Hills Cellars
Hall, Napa
J. Bookwalter
Ken Wright Cellars
Leeuwin Estate
Moet & Chandon
Neal Family Vineyards
Paraduxx
Peju Province
Pepper Bridge Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Ramey Wine Cellars
Schweiger Vineyards
Simi Winery
St. Supery Vineyards & Winery

Chefs.
Richard Chamberlain- Chamberlain’s Steak/Chop House & Fish Market Grill
Doug Brown- Amuse Restaurant & Beyond the Box Catering
George Brown- George Restaurant
Matthew Dunn- Central Market
Kevin Garvin- Neiman Marcus
David Holben- Del Frisco’s
Dan O’Leary-Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
Kent Rathbun-Abacus & Jasper’s
Jim Severson- Sevy’s Grill
Ross Shonhan- Nobu
Gerard Thompson- Rough Creek Lodge
Jason Weaver- The French Room at The Adolphus

More Info at Cotes du Coeur Website

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Neuter Polluter

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In order preference.
1. ‘03 Ch De Cugat $12 A- +2 ** 031706
2. ‘04 Carlo Giacosa Dolcetto D’Alba Cuchet $21 B+ -10
3. ‘03 Ch Peyau Grd Bord $12 A- -1 *
4. ‘04 Carlos Pulenta Malbec-Merlot $11 B -2

sidenote.
‘03 Craig Parker Sangiovese tl16 A- 032306 (2 days old)

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C’est Las Cases!

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‘95 Leoville Las Cases $200 A+ -100 *
Cab Sauv/Merlot/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot

I often tell friends that if they don’t recognize wines on a restaurant list to get a “St.-Julien”. The odds are stacked in favor. They rarely go wrong. Leoville Las Cases is my St.-Julien, for it is reminiscent of a Pauillac Bad-Boy. It has meat, concentration, and finesse. This is the 10th time I’ve had the ’95, with each addition tasting better than the previous. Since my first encounter, it has continuously been my favorite
Bordeaux from that vintage. This particular bottle was a bit too cold, but it was brilliant. The brooding fruit finish was tattooed in my mouth, satisfying all of the wants and needs of brilliant juice with structure and heroic character. This medium to full-bodied jewel is everything
Bordeaux can be. About half-way through the bottle, you begin to wonder what you will do when it’s gone.

Leoville Las Cases shares the original Leoville estate (French Revolution) with Leoville-Barton and Leoville-Poyferre. Often compared to Ducru-Beaucaillou, which I’ll never understand, outside of the backwardness just out of the gate, Las Cases is my favorite St.-Julien producer and one of my favorite producers of wine, period! It is a 2nd Growth that consistently outshines some of the 1st Growths, especially its Pauillac neighbor, Latour. There are two 2nd labels, Clos du Marquis and Grand Parc. Price wise, the Clos du Marquis is in the realm of Sociando-Mallet, but taste wise, it is a snooty best-of-breed upper-classman. There is also a 3rd label, Bignarnon.

The ’95 Leoville Las Cases is one of my favorite ‘vintage evolution’ explorations and is a reminder of how genius wine can be!

On a sidenote, this was going to be the first year that I decided not to bring one of these to SXSWine (judgement with ‘hand on bottle’). After the festivities began, I was extremely excited to see its arrival. Someone else brought one!

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March 21, 2006

Battle of the Bottom Feeders

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At this year’s South by South Wine Festival, a 1987 Guenoc Merlot was de-robed and thrown into the ring as a “gag”, so I took it upon myself to find a challenger. Out of the cellar walked the 1978 Ernest & Julio Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. I was fairly confident that the Gallo was senile, lost, and most-likely deceased.

To my surprise, I was mistaken. Both of these contenders were still alive. The Guenoc having survived its glamslam 80’s identity crisis was cloudy with a bright nose. Standing under a belittled prejudice, the Gallo stood tall, still holding color, fruit, and a fuller mouth. Odds were against these under-estimated underdogs. Neither was very good, but each deserved respect. The gag was on us. Laughing in disbelief, it became a game. Of the 15 votes officially tallied…Gallo 10. Guenoc 5.

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March 20, 2006

March 20, 2006

SXSWine VIII (3/06)

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle.
The 8th Annual South By South Wine Festival (March 18, 2006).

HUGE “Thank You!” to everybody who played, but especially to the genius of
2 DINE 4 Fine Catering and Lauren and
Stephen Shallcross!!!

“Did I mention that I love that terrine and that I left my Harp in Sam Clam’s Disco?” We are all Blessed to have their friendship and that Shallcross Magical Touch…
See you at the next one…

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In my order preference.
1. ‘94 Gaja Barolo Sperrs (magnum) $325 A -250
2. ‘95 Leoville Las Cases $200 A -120 *
3. ‘97 Campogiovani Brunello di Montalcino $80 A+ -20 *
4. ‘96 Dom Herve Sigaut Chambolle-Musigny Chatelots $60 A +8 ***
5. ‘94 Ch d’Yquem Sauternes $300 A -230
6. ‘99 Dom Brusset Gigondas Haut de Montmirail $45 A+ -4 ****
7. ‘77 Dow’s Port $175 A+ -25 **
8. ‘01 Fratelli Revello Barolo $65 A -1 **
9. ‘97 Antinori Solaia $400 A -330
10. ‘00 Corino Barolo Giachini $60 A- -5
11. ‘02 Marquis Philips Shiraz Integrity $200 A -154
12. ‘00 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano $55 A- -5
13. ‘96 Mongeard-Mugneret Richebourg (magnum) $400 A- -320
14. ‘03 Copain Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch $40
15. ‘99 Angelini Brunello di Montalcino $50 A- -4
16. ‘01 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne $80 A- -15
17. ‘97 Paoletti Cab Sauv Napa $85 A -55
18. ‘02 Ernie Els $75 A -49
19. ‘01

Pepper
Bridge Cab Sauv $55 A -11
20. ‘03 Turley Zin Pesenti $90
21. ‘02 Behrens & Hitchcock Petite Sirah Spg Mtn $50
22. ‘03 Turley Petite Sirah Hayne $120
23. ‘94 Dom du Mas Blanc Banyuls $50 A -6 **
24. ‘95 Penfolds Grange $250 A- -210
25. ‘02 d’Arenberg Shiraz Dead Arm $70 A -20
26. ‘99 Mongeard-Mugneret Vougeot Las Cras $48 B+ -8
27. ‘01 LeSec CDR Beaumes $15 A- -2
28. ‘98
Maxwell Shiraz Reserve $65 A- -29
29. ‘98 Kilikanoon Shiraz Oracle $40 A- -10
30. ‘04 Caymus Belle Glos PN Clark & Telephone (magnum) $90 A- -36
31. ‘02 Paloma Merlot Spg Mtn $90 A- -68
32. ‘99 Sangenis Vaque Priorat Monlleo
33. ‘03 Shinas Estate
Shiraz “the Guilty” $21 B+ -7
34. ‘96 Vine Cliff Cab Sauv $75 B+ -56
35. ‘96
St. Clement Cab Sauv Napa $70
36. ‘97
St. Clement Cab Sauv Howell Mtn $64
37. ‘95
St. Clement Cab Sauv Napa $70
38.

‘96 Whitehall Lane

Cab Sauv Rsv $85 B+ -61
39. ‘01 Kongsgaard & Hatton Arietta Variation One
Hudson $100
40. ‘nv

Elyse
Port Petite Sirah
41. ‘94 Kathryn Kennedy Cab Sauv $115 B+ -97
42. ‘02 Sangenis Vaque Priorat
43. ‘97 Mondavi Cab Sauv Napa $50
44. ‘94
St. Clement Cab Sauv Napa $70
45. ‘97 Truchard Syrah (magnum) $80
46. ‘96 Pesquera Ribera del Duero $50 B+ -15
47. ‘92 Viader $95
48. ‘97 Schweiger Merlot Spg Mtn $44
49. ‘02 Parker Cab Sauv $38 B -23
50. ‘01 Bressan Pinot Nero
51. ‘04 Morino Morellino
52. ‘03 Marea Primitivo $10 B+ +1
53. ‘78 Ernest & Julio Gallo Cab Sauv Private Rsv
54. ‘03 Beringer Cab Sauv Founder’s Est
55. ‘87 Guenoc Merlot

didn’t try.
‘99 Rancho Zabaco Zin Chiotti
‘97 Beringer Alluvium
‘02 Ceja Vino de Casa

 

March 17, 2006

Virtual Treats.

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 Pinol Mistela Red Old Vines $30 A -7 * 031506
2. ‘04 Pinol Mistela White Old Vines $30 A- -9 *
3. ‘02 Dom Magellan Merlot Collines $15 A- +2 *
4. ‘02 Ch de Cugat Bord Sup $12 A- +3 *
5. ‘04 San Isidro Carril des Cotos Tinto $8 A- +3 *
6. ‘04 Aldeanueva Cortijo III Rose $8 B+ -1

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Stoller Vineyards with Cory Davis

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In order preference.
1. ‘03 Stoller Pinot Noir Willamette $44 A- -22 031506
2. ‘04 Stoller Chard $29 B+ -12
3. ‘02 Stoller Pinot Noir Estate $44 B+ -27
4. ‘04 Stoller Pinot Noir Dundee Hills $24 B+ -10

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In order preference.
1. ‘04 Antinori Orvieto Classico Campogrande $10 A- -2 * 031506
2. ‘02 Avignonesi Rosso $13 A- -4
3. ‘04 Antinori Santa Cristina $10 A- -3
4. ‘02 Leyda Cab Sauv Maipo tl14 B+ (day later)
5. ‘04 Casa Julia Carmenere tl10 B+ (day later)

 

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